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THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Environmental Management is accepting applications for the Local Agriculture & Seafood Act grant program. The department expects to award more than $160,00 in the upcoming grant round.

DEM accepting applications for Local Agriculture & Seafood Act grant program

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management is accepting grant applications for the growth, development and marketing of local food and seafood in...
R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL Management will issue $1 million in grants to help indoor sports facilities that were forced closed earlier this month to recoup any financial losses incurred.

RIDEM to issue $1M in grants to indoor sports facilities forced...

PROVIDENCE – Indoor sports facilities that were forced to close for a week earlier this month will get some financial assistance, courtesy of the...

DEM awarded $263,502 air monitoring grant for Port of Providence

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management will receive $263,502 to monitor air-toxics emissions near the Port of Providence and characterize risk to...

Johnston metal shredding company to pay $875K for alleged air pollution...

PROVIDENCE – SMM New England Corp., doing business as SIMS Metal Management, has been fined $875,000 for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act, Attorney...

DEM awards $4.4M for climate-resilience projects

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Environmental Management has awarded $4.4 million to 13 municipalities and community organizations for climate-resilience projects, the department announced...
THE R.I. SUPREME COURT has ruled that the state is required to follow the same rules as private developers in a case related to the R.I. Department of Environmental Management's plans to build a $7.2 million Natural Resources Center Arcadia Management Area in Richmond and Exeter.

High court rules for towns in land use dispute with state

PROVIDENCE (AP) – The R.I. Supreme Court has overturned a lower court decision and ruled that the state is required to follow the same...

New vendor will modernize parking, update tech at R.I. surf beaches

PROVIDENCE – With a competitive bidding process wrapping up, the R.I. Department of Environmental Management has announced the selection of LAZ Parking to manage...
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Five Questions With: Janet Coit

Janet Coit | Director, R.I. Department of Environmental Management 1. A recent survey showed that Rhode Island uses more salt per mile of road...
RHODE ISLAND is developing regulations for hydrofluorocarbons, a greenhouse gas common in commercial refrigeration, stationary and mobile air conditioning, heat pumps, foams and aerosols.

R.I. to regulate HFC greenhouse gases

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is preparing to regulate hydrofluorocarbons, a greenhouse gas common in commercial refrigeration, stationary and mobile air conditioning, heat pumps, foams...
A NEW REPORT found that Rhode Island's forest supported businesses that employed 4,800 workers in the state in 2016. / COURTESY AUDUBON SOCIETY OF RHODE ISLAND

Report highlights value of R.I. forests, proposes more conservation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s forests support 500 firms and 4,800 jobs in the forestry and woods-products sectors and generated an economic impact of $715...

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